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Postby nicolamark » Mon Apr 06, 2009 4:26 pm

Hi, Ive been out of IVF loop since 07 and now starting again.... but all the info i had has gone frm my head.....

Can some 1 pls remind me, about FSH, LH E2 and other hormones thats are tested and what their levels are etc....
I had a great book by Zita West I think, and it was a bible last time, but can i find it? Can i heck? Arghh!!!
so any info on tests to be done before starting again and also sperm tests etc....
Would be great!!!!

Thanks xx
TTC 9yrs...lots of IUIs all BFN
1st IVF cancelled OHSS
2nd IVF 4 eggs all failed to fertilise
3rd IVF down regging now, EC expected 1st wk of sept.
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Postby Miracle08 » Mon Apr 06, 2009 4:44 pm

FSH is tested the hormone the body produces usually when sperm is being produced. I believe it should be under 12?? not completely sure though.
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Postby nicolamark » Mon Apr 06, 2009 6:03 pm

But for a woman, its for follicles to be stimulated isnt it? And this figure determines your egg reserve? Am i right?
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Postby Miracle08 » Mon Apr 06, 2009 6:29 pm

Yeah, I think so. It determines wheather you ovulate or not.
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Postby to_have_fun08 » Tue Apr 07, 2009 3:44 pm

FSH - Follicle stimulation hormone. Usually under 10 is good. Supposed to show your egg reserve.

E2 - Estrogen levels. Usually RE's want this # to be under 70 to show that your ovaries are suppressed.

LH - Lutenizing hormone. Shows that your ovulate. Don't know what the # is supposed to be.

Hope this helps, Good luck with your cycle.



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Postby nicolamark » Tue Apr 07, 2009 3:55 pm

Thx,So the closer to 10 in FSH is better reserve or not??
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2nd IVF 4 eggs all failed to fertilise
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Postby to_have_fun08 » Wed Apr 08, 2009 7:08 pm

The closer to 10 means your have lower reserve.
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Postby AuntyPebbles » Fri Apr 10, 2009 5:45 pm

Hi nicola...not sure if you remember me ...are you about to try again...have my fingers and toes crossed for you.

Fsh should be as low as possible...it would be something like an 11 year old would have an FSH of 1 a 50 year old proberbly be around 10 (just an example not a quote) the older we get the lower the fsh the fewer eggs we have.
10 is high, anything under 10 will get you some eggs...dont take that number too much to heart though i was told that FSH only goes up...not true mine went down through all my cycles and now post C it's even lower
first cycle was 9
second cycle it was 7
third cycle it was 6
now its 4 ???? maybe i'm a freak...LOL

tons of luck, hope to pop in if i get time and see how your doing

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Postby nicolamark » Sat Apr 11, 2009 8:04 am

Yes, Aunt pebs, i rememebr you. yes, will be trying again hopefully. been away from tmt since aug 07. read my post thinking about trying again xxx
Thanks 4 the info...
My last fsh was 7.1
TTC 9yrs...lots of IUIs all BFN
1st IVF cancelled OHSS
2nd IVF 4 eggs all failed to fertilise
3rd IVF down regging now, EC expected 1st wk of sept.
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Postby AuntyPebbles » Sat Apr 11, 2009 4:58 pm

OOOPPSSS "the older we get the lower the fsh the fewer eggs we have".

this should have read "the older we get the Higher the fsh the fewer eggs we have".

Sorry dingbat i am...LOL

7 is great, i'm sure you wll do really well

wishing you loads of luck for a nice smooth cycle drama free with twins at the end...;0)

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